Rainy conditions can make roads particularly hazardous, which is easy to forget when it rains frequently. That’s why it is important to brush up on rain driving safety throughout the year, especially right now as the rain starts to get icy.
Here are some tips for driving in the rain to help you out:
- The first ten minutes or so after rainfall begins create the most slippery conditions, even in warm weather, so be extra careful during this time.
- And if the temperatures are low enough to cause freezing rain, drop your speeds dramatically, and consider pulling over altogether.
- Avoid driving through puddles when possible, and try to drive around large, standing bodies of water. Just 12 inches of water can cause a vehicle to float.
- To avoid hydroplaning, maintain a lower speed and turn off your cruise control.
- Just in case, increase the distance between your car and those around you. If you feel uncomfortable, consider pulling over.
- Always keep your headlights on when it is raining, regardless of the time of day. Visibility is key!
If you have questions about rain driving or would like to check out a vehicle designed for intense road conditions, feel free to contact us or visit us anytime here at Pete Moore Mitsubishi.